The R66, to no one's surprise, looks a lot like an R44. Indeed, with its two-blade main and tail rotors, T-bar cyclic and hydraulically boosted controls, the '66 shares much of its basic design with the piston-powered R44 Raven II. Which is to say that the R66 is a simple, elegant and efficient package, perhaps simple to a fault in some respects. It will feature electromechanical instruments, making it one of the only new-production aircraft we know of, along with the R44 and R22, to stick with old-school gauges. It also won't offer fadec engine controls, an option that many operators, especially flight schools, would love, as it takes the manual calculations out of overspeed calculations.